Nice Holidays 2017 just beneath Trosky castle!

We are happy to announce that Nice Holidays 2017 will be held just beneath remarkable castle Trosky. Event centre will be situated on the meadow near Rokytnice, municipality Hrubá Skála, some 10 km from Turnov and 2 km walking from the castle Trosky.

Trosky, photo: Jan Hyka

3 stages in sandstones

Nice Holidays, edition 2017 will be again 3-days and 3-stages orienteering event in challenging sandstone terrains of Bohemian Paradise area. All stages will be in walking distance from the EC and official camping.

First stage on Friday, August 25th 2017 will be the middle distance just beneath castle Trosky. This terrain was last mapped in 1982. You can expect slope under the castle, partly with sandstones and small valleys, partly with green areas and contour details. A brand new map is now being surveyed by Josef Borůvka -expert for sandstone terrains.


Second stage, the long distance will be held on Saturday, August 26th 2017 in the area of "Skaláček". See the old map from 2013. You can expect deep valleys bordered by sandstone rocks, slopes with stones and fast plateaus. Free afternoon you can spend on trip to the castle Trosky or to the "rock town" Hrubá Skála. You can expect also our traditional accompanying event "The best puncher of Nice Holidays" - supersprint with oldstyle manual punching.

Nice Holidays 2017 will conclude on Sunday, August 27th 2017 with third stage - middle distance. Competitors will taste the area of Borek rocks where is very fast plateau bordered with huge rocks and cliffs. In northern part of the area you can expect also small rock labyrinth. A brand new map for this stage scaled 1:7500 is now being surveyed by Zdeněk Sokolář. The map will cover bigger area than old ISSOM map from 2013.

Borek rocks (Stage 3) - map samples

How can I enter?

Entry system is not opened yet. We will publish the bulletin when we receive all permissions and then we open the entry system ORIS. Expected starting date of entries is during May or June 2017. The date when entries are opened will be announced in advance through competition web page and social networks. Stay tuned!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bohemian Paradise!